Governance

March 07, 2017

When residents of the small former mining towns of Wilkeson and Carbonado in the shadow of Mount Rainier call for police help, it's not the town marshal who responds. In fact, neither community has a police department or jail. Instead, it's the patrol division of the Buckley Police Department... read more

March 02, 2017

Meeting of 15 agencies is initial step in developing proposals No decisions have been made on funding or financing options President Donald Trump's administration will convene a meeting of at least 15 federal agencies Thursday as a first government-wide step toward crafting the president's $1... read more

March 01, 2017

State and local government agencies saw the number of bids and RFPs for improved medical equipment grow 21 percent in 2016, more than any other contracting area, fueled by high health care costs and an aging boomer population.

January 20, 2017

AVs don't have to spell the death of walkable cities. Oklahoma City had the unwanted distinction of being one of the least walkable cities in the U.S. when Mayor Mick Cornett took office in 2004.

December 20, 2016

For many of us, engaging with our local government offices means long waits, inscrutable forms and stacks of paperwork for basic services. It's a last holdout to the digital revolution, but even city hall can embrace a digital destiny. To better serve residents in this increasingly digital world... read more

November 28, 2016

Category management is not just a new name for strategic sourcing. Rather, strategic sourcing is one of the tools used by category teams to manage procurement expenditure to achieve mission value. Unfortunately, much of the writing about strategic sourcing conflates it with category management,... read more

November 28, 2016

The proposed regulations could lead to the proliferation of high-speed trains in the United States.

November 09, 2016

Patrick Otellini, dubbed "the world's first chief resilience officer," is stepping down from his position in San Francisco. Otellini took the job in 2014, the first of 100 such positions funded by the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge in cities around the world... read more

Images by Gage Skidmore/Tim Pierce on Flickr. Licensed under CC BY.

November 07, 2016

No matter what happens at the polls on Tuesday, both presidential candidates have made public pledges to address the country’s infrastructure problems. That’s extremely good news for both cities and states, because it appears that the next president will champion infrastructure reform.

October 21, 2016

In a suburb that quickly transitioned from a bedroom community to one of the nation's fastest-growing cities in 2015, Fishers, Indiana, residents require more than simply being told how the community is changing. With significant plans for redevelopment, new community leaders and policies,... read more

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